October 12. Under the Weather. Out of the Weather.

Written by Jack van Ommen on October 12th, 2012

The electric heater is humming in the cabin and it is nasty outside. I am nursing a cold. Ce Ce left Wednesday morning, good timing because my coughing that night would have kept the whole marina awake. But last night I was already much better. I am well enough to work on the writing projects.

Last Tuesday, I sat down with Victor Levi to get going on the cover design of  “De Mastmakersdochters”. I received 43 foto’s from Marian Erkelens Korpádi of the Koster tot Kapealaan Botter race on September 29 and I am posting a few of these below. I plan to add more of these to the web site under https://cometosea.us/?page_id=1796 item 96) in the index “Traditional Sailing” in the next days.

You remember the picture I put on the blog a few posts ago of the English Pilot Cutter of my grandfather? My greatgrandmother bought this yacht from Jan Oost in Enkhuizen in 1906. Today I found several of his descendants who live on the (former) island of Urk. I plan to meet them and I’ve been promised there will be lots to talk about. So, here I go again. When I leave Holland half it’s population will be on the pier of IJmuiden to send me off out because of some kind of family or historical connection.



1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Carolyn says:

    Sorry you are “under” the weather. I assume you know the obit was in the Tribune today?